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Programme Preview: Reading

7 April 2015

A Look At Tuesday's Edition

Grant Hall fronts the Blackpool FC programme this evening, as FA Cup semi-finalists Reading visit Bloomfield Road.

The Tottenham loanee has been a regular since returning from an ankle injury, and has now racked up 11 appearances in tangerine.

The defender left behind some high-profile friends at White Hart Lane, and discusses Harry Kane, his time in non-league football and of course Blackpool.

“It's a tough grounding the Conference because it's so physical, and that did me the world of good. I was only a small lad and needed to strengthen up,” said Hall.

“You see the players who've played at the top all the time, they've not experienced the lower leagues. I've played in the Conference and made my way up, which I'm happy about.”

He is joined inside by fellow defender Niall Maher, who is hoping to return from injury to face The Royals at Bloomfield Road.

The full back is currently borrowed from Bolton Wanderers and talks about his first taste of professional football, having played four times for Pool so far.

Before the match a minute's applause will take place in memory of Blackpool's second longest-serving manager Ron Suart, who sadly passed away recently. Inside the programme club legend Jimmy Armfield pays tribute to his former boss.

Elsewhere there is the usual history and Young Seasiders sections, while Lee Clark provides his pre-match notes.

Designed by O Publishing and priced at £3, the programmes are now available from around Bloomfield Road.

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